Nature’s «endless forms» featured in the new Mètode monograph

The fourth volume of 2019 explores the crossroads between current biodiversity and evolution on Earth.

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wildebeest biodiversity

The future of biodiversity on Earth

More and more, ecologists are starting to recognise that preserving the maximum number of species is insufficient.

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Defining nature

In the 1980s, three sub-disciplines of ecology emerged – restoration ecology, conservation biology, and invasion biology – and all three embraced the nativism paradigm.

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Rethinking conservation

Between the mid-1980s and the present day, conservation biology split into two almost independent fields: management ecology and conservation ecology. We have witnessed the recovery of large endangered species and a decrease in small and common species.

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marine biodiversity

Marine biodiversity in space and time

Biodiversity has been changing both in space and time. But, luckily, we have remains of ancient organisms, called fossils. These are basically the only direct records of past biodiversity.

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Beyond counting species

In modern ecology, the traditional diversity indices (usually of richness, abundance, and species evenness) have been highly revealing and useful for monitoring community and ecosystem processes.

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Ramon Margalef

Homenatge a Ramón Margalef, ecòleg i naturalista català, conegut per les seues contribucions a l'oceanografia, la limnologia i la teoria ecològica.

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Wildfire in Andilla (La Serranía)

Wildfires, social breakdowns

The end of 2012 knocks at our door and, according to provisional data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, we leave behind almost 200,000 hectares destroyed by fire throughout Spanish territory. The total number of fires and attempted arsons nears 15,000, although a

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Interview with Antonio Granell

Thank you to Antonio Granell’s work, now we know the cause behind those tasteless tomatoes from the supermarket: the inactivity of the GLK2 gen.

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Vegetable gardens

Vegetable Gardens in the Pyrenees

Family orchards and vegetable plots in the Catalan Pyrenees play a key role in conservation and management of biodiversity and preservation of traditional knowledge. They also help enhance social cohesion and welfare while, at the same time, affirming cultural identity.

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